10 Jul 2010

New Zealand's cheapest supermarket named

3:48 pm on 10 July 2010

A Lower Hutt supermarket has been named as the cheapest in the country and a Pakuranga store the most expensive.

Consumer New Zealand sent 'mystery shoppers' to supermarkets throughout the country to buy 40 basic items and compare their prices. The shopping list included bread, butter, milk and flour.

Pak'nSave in Lower Hutt, near Wellington, was the cheapest, ringing up a bill of $116.

This year's most expensive store was Foodtown in Pakuranga, Auckland, with a bill of $146.